Cristina Basso is Full Professor of Pathology at the University of Padua, Padova, Italy. Cardiologist, Anatomo-Pathologist and PhD in Cardiological Sciences, she has conducted correlations of anatomo-clinical nature in the cardiovascular field, with translational approach for application in the clinical field.
She is the Director of the Cardiovascular Pathology Unit, National Health System. Her research fields are sudden death, cardiomyopathies and myocarditis, coronary heart disease, pathology of arrhythmias and conduction tissue, heart tumors and valve diseases. As such, it is part of National and International Research Networks and coordinates the NorthEast Italy Veneto Region Network for Cardiovascular Pathology. She is member of ESC WGs, Nucleus Member of the Myocardial &Pericardial disease WG, and Basic Science Council Member as well as Past President of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology.